Wow, its amazing how long it takes to gain muscle, and how quickly you lose it! Amazing, and wholly unfair. I know some types gain muscle as easy as 1 2 3, but not me. Anyhow, there is a point to my rambling and complaining. Today I headed out to the barn to meet (and ride) for the first time the little 5y/o mare that my coach had been raving about for quite some time. I say little, when in truth Cadence is a sturdy 16.1h mare.
Anyhow, before I mentioned something about Z. So after Cadence was done, it was Z's turn. The objective being to let me see Cadence, but have a lesson on Z. I was honoured that Lynda (my coach) let me on her again, seeing as I'm the only other person that's been on her back. She was so much better this week. Lynda's gradually increasing her work load, so this was her fifth ride this week, and she wasn't overly pleased. Unfortunately, as her responses were a little lackluster I had to put all my effort into getting her more responsive. This is where the part about me losing muscle comes in. She was amazing though, such a gorgeous horse!